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Help Is Needed, Getting My Computer To Work Once Again.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by playasoccer, Jul 30, 2005.

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  1. playasoccer

    playasoccer Thread Starter

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    Hi I'm Zac, (I'll just tell you how this all went)
    Well I have a computer which runs on XP. About 3 months ago the power supply went out in it, and I bought a new computer. Well last week I picked up a power supply and replaced the old with the new. It works again! But where I need help is here. It says:
    "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
    Now I'm wanting to save the files I had on it before.
    *So my question is, "If I put in the system disk will it erase all my files or is it just going to help it restart and work properly again?"

    [email protected] for replies

    (y) I need deffinate anwsers for I have files on the computer that are vital and irreplacable and maybes just won't cut it.

    Thank You,
    ~Zac
     
  2. Old Rich

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    First of all . . if the files were important they should have been backed up.

    A couple of ways to salvage the files:

    You can take the hard drive out of the old machine and temporarily attach it to the secondary ide channel ( the one with the cd drive ) long enough to copy the files over.

    You can buy a USB hard drive enclosure, put the drive in that and connect it to the new pc via usb cable to salvage the files.

    Good luck . .
     
  3. sy2

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    You should use the EDIT POST option to remove your e-mail from the first post, or else you're gonna get flooded by spammers.
     
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